Going The Distance


Luas security worker Mark Conlon, from Clondalkin, Dublin, runs 33 marathons in 33 days to raise awareness about homelessness.

Money raised by Mark will go to the Peter McVerry Trust.

In fairness.


Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Bróin tweetz:

Rebuilding Ireland isn’t working. Two years on & homelessness is up 50%, pensioner homelessness up 53%, child homelessness up 63%. It is time for a new plan.

12 thoughts on “Going The Distance

  1. Twunt

    Fair play but don’t see why you should use this to plug Sinn Fein election material, but if you want to know what a Sinn Fein government looks like cast your gaze up north.

    1. dav

      well, they just could have reminded people how the blushirts allowed this crisis to worsen I suppose..

      1. Brother Barnabas

        allowed it to worsen or actively fostered conditions and environment to encourage it to worsen?

        1. Rob_G

          Do you know which party is the largest in on Dublin City Council, and has the controlling vote on the housing committee?

          1. Rob_G

            Well, Northern Ireland, which has one-quarter of the population of Ireland, has 15,000 homeless people compared to 8,000 homeless people down here, so I wouldn’t have huge confidence in their rhetoric, no.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            NIHE differentiates between homeless and statutory homeless – which includes those living in social housing

            on average, there are eight people sleeping rough in belfast every night

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